'Black Adam': Henry Cavill couldn't tell 'The Witcher' production that he was heading for a Superman cameo
By now, news of Henry Cavill exiting 'The Witcher' and Liam Hemsworth replacing the 'Man of Steel' actor has slowly sunk in, and in what comes as good news for DC fans (but not so much for the Witcher ardents), Cavill revealed how the cameo came about.
Superman's cameo in the credits scene of 'Black Adam' asks two questions: Will there be a sequel where Dwayne Johnson's Teth-Adam returns? Or does it look like there's another sequel to Justice League that has an expansion with some new faces added to the mix? The credits scene sees Superman (Henry Cavill) arrive to have a chat with Adam, and while the conversation is cut short from thereon, there's no doubt that the movie has a sequel in the works, while also spawning multiple theories as to what the plotline could be.
Per ScreenRant, Cavill detailed how the cameo was filmed, and it was a bit of cloak and dagger as he couldn't tell the 'Witcher' production, and instead, he just told them he had to jet off for something important. "I was on Witcher and I got the call saying, “Hey, this is happening, when can you do it?” And I was like, “I’m working six-day weeks, I don’t know when I can do this.”
He also added: And they said, “Look, we’ve got these dates.” And I said, “OK cool, right, I’ll come in and do it.” And we had to get clearance from Witcher production at the time, but it was so top secret we couldn’t tell them what. We just said “Hey, there’s this thing I’m gonna do. Can you clear me for it?”… And so then I went to… Warner Bros. Studios in the UK and on a super secret set… everything all hidden, and I got back in the suit, and it was a very powerful moment for me… [It] was very emotionally connective because I put the Man of Steel suit back on. And I chose that one in particular because of the nostalgia attached to the suit, and it was incredibly important for me to just be standing there and enjoying that moment. And that is one of the top moments in my career. It feels great to have the opportunity to wear it again.
While much about 'Man of Steel 2's storyline is pure speculation, only time will tell whether the plotline will be him squaring off against Adam or maybe a new villain in the works. Brainiac maybe?